Disaster recovery in the cloud: what are the options?
A new white paper from Logicalis looks at the subject of data and IT disaster recovery and the new options that cloud brings.
Business continuity and the cloud: some important considerations
ContinuitySA offers some advice on how to realise cloud benefits without taking business continuity risks.
100 percent uptime may not be 100 percent accurate: Databarracks
No cloud service provider (CSP) can ever claim to offer 100 percent uptime. Those that do are simply employing marketing tactics that are unhelpful to the industry, says Peter Groucutt, managing director of Databarracks.
New certification program aims to verify cloud service provider security systems
The Cloud Security Alliance and BSI have announced the launch of the STAR Certification program, a rigorous third party independent assessment of the security of a cloud service provider.
2013 Cloud Storage and Disaster Recovery survey results
Organizations using cloud storage for disaster recovery recover faster, according to TwinStrata survey.
Inaugural AIIM Trendscape report sets cloud risks in context
New report covers ‘Content in the Cloud.’
Almost half the companies responding to a recent CompTIA survey use the cloud for business continuity and disaster recovery
Cloud adoption enters new phase: becomes a default part of the IT landscape.
Cloud contracts need more transparency to assist availability, recovery and data protection management
Recovery time and recovery point objectives should be included in cloud SLAs, with meaningful penalties if these are missed, says Gartner.
NIST publishes draft cloud computing security document for comment
Public comment period runs until July 12th, 2013.
Cloud governance: five questions boards need to ask
ISACA has issued new guidance outlining key questions for boards of directors to ask to ensure their enterprise’s cloud initiative is in line with business objectives and the organization’s risk tolerance.
Cloud disaster recovery guidance available
Databarracks and NCC have published ‘Guidelines for Disaster Recovery in the Cloud.’
Cloud Security Alliance warns of ‘the notorious nine’ cloud computing top threats
Organizations must make educated risk management decisions regarding cloud adoption strategies
‘The double-edged sword of Cloud computing in Critical Information Infrastructure Protection’
A new report from ENISA.
Data protection worries still hold back cloud deployments
Fear of governments snooping deters companies from using the cloud.
Imperva report examines the risks of third-party code and APIs for cloud deployments
‘Lessons Learned from the Yahoo! Hack.’
Cloud computing trends examined
Ovum publishes three reports looking at cloud computing.
Survey looks at cloud storage attitudes and experiences
In the event of a disaster, 80 percent of current cloud storage users can recover data in less than 24 hours.
Cloud perceptions surveyed
Cloud security fears are still widespread.
CIOs failing to conduct cloud computing risk assessments
Over half of chief information officers fail to test cloud vendors’ security systems and procedures: Protiviti survey.
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Amazon Web Services issues highlight the risk of putting all your eggs in the cloud basket
Three lessons for business continuity managers which arise from the recent downtime incident which affected AWS.
Protecting cloud storage and big data systems
A combination of replication and erasure coding is the future for data protection in cloud storage and big data systems says Paul Carpentier.
How virtual desktops help put employees at the heart of business continuity plans
With advances in technology, businesses now have alternative ways to keep day-to-day activity running when employees can’t make it into their offices.
A guide to negotiating and assuring cloud services
There is a confusing jungle of advice on the risks of cloud computing and how to manage these risks. This guide provides the top tips to negotiating and assuring cloud services. By Mike Small.
Choosing a cloud backup service
The top five things to consider. By Greg Onoprijenko.
‘Seeding and feeding’ for hybrid cloud backup
Tips for using seeding and feeding to reduce the bandwidth costs associated with hybrid cloud backup.
Managing the risks associated with cloud computing
Using a cloud service means moving from a ‘hands on’ management model to one of indirect governance. How can an organization use an indirect governance to assure trust in the service provided?
The pros and cons of cloud storage
A checklist to help organizations examine the cloud storage market.
How to address the challenge of recovering hybrid environments
Advice from SunGard Availability Services.
Doyenz: the risks of using the cloud for business continuity come home to roost
The cloud undoubtedly brings many advantages as a business continuity or disaster recovery strategy; but supplier risk must be properly considered before entering into any contract.
Adopting cloud in your backup strategy
It makes sense, but you need to do your homework first says Sasha Malic.
Cloud computing’s deadly sin…
Moving to the cloud may outsource the provision of the IT service, but it does not outsource the organization’s responsibilities.
Developing an effective resiliency capability within a cloud design
This white paper discusses important considerations for effective resiliency program management within a cloud design.
Choosing a cloud backup and disaster recovery solution: ten questions to ask
Tips from Cloud Nation.
How to get your board to approve your cloud plans
It seems that board-level executives are not as keen as their IT professionals on the adoption of cloud computing according to no less than three new reports.
Using cloud computing? Re-orientate your thinking about security
Key to the cloud is that the user organization is not responsible for anything below the level of its own data; but if senior management needs controls in place, how can they balance both sides of the equation if audit is not possible?
The need for the introduction of a new layer of security to lock down public and private clouds
It is becoming apparent that a new security mechanism should be added to existing network layer protocols, such as IP, to provide for a more resilient, manageable and scalable trust environment. By Ben Maas, DCIG.
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